Lot 62: Early Tlatilco Pottery Pretty Lady
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Pre-Columbian, Central Mexico, Valley of Mexico, Tlatilco, ca 800 to 500 BCE. A finely modeled 'pretty lady' in solid terracotta, with a characteristically oversized head, an elaborate multi-lobed coiffure comprised of applied and incised details, an applied headband of an intricate design, and beautifully delineated facial features comprised of arched, thin brows, slit eyes with pierced pupils, straight applied nose, and open mouth revealing a toothy grin. Her body presents characteristically attenuated arms, a curvy torso, perky breasts, and large wide hips signifying fertility. Nice red pigment and white caliche across surface. Size: 2.5" W x 6.875" H (6.4 cm x 17.5 cm)
Provenance: Ex Scollard collection, LA, California
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Condition Report: Repaired from four pieces. Expected surface wear commensurate with age.